Triumph Tiger 800

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    I use the same stuff Triumph uses (Castrol Racing 4T) but in a 10W-50. Seems to last a little longer. Oh, and I have never gone as far as the recommended 6k miles between oil changes. More like around 3-4k.
  2. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    We have another group buy going on for the UNI pre filter for extending the life of the stock air filter. We are closing the group buy and placing the order at the end of February next week. If anyone is interested in joining this group buy or is looking for more information here is a link to the page. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818121&page=14
  3. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Where are you finding the oil at? I have been looking and not found it at any of the big name auto parts stores.
  4. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    moto dealer or online. not likely to find it at auto parts store.
  5. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I hope the Castrol is cheaper than the Mobile was at the dealer. Last change I did on my Sprint the Mobile racing was going for around 80 bucks for the jug.

    Just did some online searching and Advance auto parts has it in stock at a store 10 minutes from me.
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Cold equals thicker oil so I would think a 5W would flow easier than a 10W at a given temp. In other words a 10W would be further from ideal viscosity in cold temps. Just my understanding.
  7. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Ouch!! That's quite a drop in mileage. :eek1 I just loaded the Arrow Map for my LV exhaust. Still winter here, but hope to be riding soon. If my mileage drops like that I'll be putting the standard map back on.
  8. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Motorcycle Superstore. It's not cheap.
  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Amsoil motorcycle oil. None better. About $9 a quart
  10. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    That's certainly got the Castrol beat by about $2 per quart.
  11. HelmetHead Cycle

    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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    Any problem running the Arrow or LV without the Arrow mapping?
  12. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    No, it ran fine with the standard map and the LV can with no discernible change in mileage. It's probably running a little lean at lower RPM's but LV says it is fine to run it that way.
  13. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I found it in stock at my local Advance Auto Parts store for 9.69 quart. Not cheap but cheaper than MS.
  14. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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    Im running an Arrow with the map and get 45+mpg on average with panniers and sometimes a passenger. I calculate my milage and gps. I take full advantage of the engines power too. If I was seeing 35 mpg on average and wasnt doing track days I would think I had something seriously wrong with my motorcycle or math skills...Mike
  15. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    You stole the words right out of my mouth. Best oil hands down!!!
  16. Hulley

    Hulley Been here awhile

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    Two questions: 800 XC

    1. What grade fuel are you guys using? I'm in Ga, not high altitude.

    2. (warning dumb question ahead) Does anyone here use their Tiger 800 as an every day vehicle?

    I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner. I'm no stranger to riding in adverse weather and I'm sure with the proper gear, cold/rain isnt much of a problem. I will need to buy all new gear as I have not owned a street bike in about 7yrs.

    What say you?
  17. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    I bought my first bike a few years ago when gas topped $4/gal for the first time. My SV650 will get 55mpg all day (vs the 13.5 of my truck), but since it's a naked, it's not the most comfortable to ride in foul/cold weather. Currently looking hard at a Tiger Roadie, and putting the gas money that would've gone into the boat this year towards the purchase. Just hoping to get closer to the advertised 63mpg than the 40-45 that seems to closer to the norm...
  18. swimmer

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    No need for high octane fuel. I haven't driven my car to work in about a year. I am sure there are lots of people that use their motorcycle for their main mode of transport.
  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I'm averaging about 54mpg after 13k miles. I tend to get on the higher end on every vehicle I own. Don't expect to get more than 45mpg. Anything more is a bonus. The 63mpg is also stated for hwy use and really you'd have to have the throttle locked at about 60mph with no wind to get that.
  20. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    1. Just regular, cheapest I can find usually.

    2. It's my only vehicle. My Tiger XC and I are buddies, we go everywhere together. :D